6, including sales adviser, nabbed for soliciting, receiving bribe
JOHOR BARU: Six people, including a woman sales adviser from a local bank, were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the past two days for allegedly soliciting and receiving RM50,000 to process a teacher’s personal loan.
The commission, in a statement, said three men and a woman were arrested in Rompin in Pahang and Permas Jaya, here, on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in soliciting the bribe.
The MACC obtained a sevend a y r emand until Aug 15 from the Johor Baru magistrate’s court to detain the four to assist investigations.
Another two women were arrested from a house in Permas Jaya on Wednesday.
Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias told the New Straits Times one of the two women arrested was a sales adviser at a bank located in Skudai, near here.
The MACC obtained a five-day remand order for the two women from the same court yesterday.
Those arrested were aged between 29 and 33. The teacher is a 38-year-old man.
Azmi said initial checks showed that a syndicate may be involved in the operation.
“Preliminary investigations by the MACC investigation team and a team from the integrity unit of the financial institution involved in the case revealed that the suspects had been allegedly soliciting bribes for managing personal loans involving a sum of RM190,000,” said the statement.
The case is being investigated under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009 which provides for a jail term of up to 20 years or five times the value of the amount solicited, whichever is higher.
Datuk Azmi Alias